Identity Theft Conviction Sends Rochester Woman to Federal Prison
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM) - A Rochester woman was recently sentenced to two years in federal prison in an identity theft case. 50-year-old Rosa Margarita Maldonado earlier pleaded guilty to an aggravated identity theft charge and a tax fraud count.
Maldonado was accused of filing federal income tax returns for 2011 and 2012 that reported false dependents, claimed fraudulent Earned Income Tax Credits and Child Tax Credits to obtain tax refunds she was not entitled to receive. Court documents indicate the fraudulently obtained refund for 2012 was for over $7,700.
The charges accused her of illegally using the names, social security numbers and birth dates of two minor children in the theft of public money.